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Old 01-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #676
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No, we've never done the split stay although we have friends who have. From what I'm told WDW tries to make it pretty seamless for you.
If you have a car, toss your stuff in the trunk & just leave on resort in the AM & go to the new one at the end of the day.
If you don't have a car, check your bags with bell services & they will work their way over to your new resort. I've heard that it can take a while so don't think you are checking out at 9a & will have your bags by noon at the new resort.

Never done any of the AK tours. They all look fantastic though.
I have done many, many split stays. Don't count on seeing your bags until mid afternoon at the earliest. Typically the way it goes is we checkout of resort 1 , bus or boat to resort 2, check-in and give them our cell phone number to be called when the room is ready. Head to a park. Get back to resort 2 mid afternoon , get to room, call bell services for luggage. And hopefully have it in time to freshen up for the night out. Usually we do.

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Hi everyone. I'm planning my first trip and I have a quick question, please:

From what I've read here on the boards, when you make ADRs you can change/cancel online as necessary. (Assuming times are available, of course.) If you choose to have the IPO make your ADRs for you are they magically entered into your online account somewhere, or do you have to contact them every single time you want to make a change?
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:45 AM   #678
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Hi everyone. I'm planning my first trip and I have a quick question, please:

From what I've read here on the boards, when you make ADRs you can change/cancel online as necessary. (Assuming times are available, of course.) If you choose to have the IPO make your ADRs for you are they magically entered into your online account somewhere, or do you have to contact them every single time you want to make a change?
You can still access your reservations on line.
Depending on how I feel on a given day, I make the change myself, or email IPO with the request.
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Awesome, thank you! I definitely want to utilize that service, then.

Oh and how far in advance of the 180 day window should you email those in? I thought I read somewhere that resort guests could do ADRs an extra 10 days early, but I can't find this info now!
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Awesome, thank you! I definitely want to utilize that service, then.

Oh and how far in advance of the 180 day window should you email those in? I thought I read somewhere that resort guests could do ADRs an extra 10 days early, but I can't find this info now!
You may email your requests anytime after you have a confirmed reservation. The IPO will reserve for you when your window opens--180 days +10 as a resort guest.
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Celebrating at Grand Floridian

We will be going to Disney next fall, staying at the grand Floridian ( club level theme park view) we are going to celebrate my daughters high school graduation AND to treat our other 15 year old daughter to some happiness as she was recently diagnosed with T1D.
Anybody know if they will/ can do anything extra special for my girls? And if do, what?
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You may email your requests anytime after you have a confirmed reservation. The IPO will reserve for you when your window opens--180 days +10 as a resort guest.
Fabulous! Thank you
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #683
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You may email your requests anytime after you have a confirmed reservation. The IPO will reserve for you when your window opens--180 days +10 as a resort guest.
Okay sorry I have a question on this. I dont understand what 180+ 10 means. We are staying at the Poly CL in September. So does it mean that I can do it 190 days out?
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Okay sorry I have a question on this. I dont understand what 180+ 10 means. We are staying at the Poly CL in September. So does it mean that I can do it 190 days out?
No, it means that you can book starting at 180 days out, but not just for that day...you can book for up to 10 days of your trip....if that makes sense.

So, you don't have to make individual daily reservations as the 180 day date pops up, you can book your whole trip for up to 10 days.
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No, it means that you can book starting at 180 days out, but not just for that day...you can book for up to 10 days of your trip....if that makes sense.

So, you don't have to make individual daily reservations as the 180 day date pops up, you can book your whole trip for up to 10 days.
YES YES Thank you so much. I totally understand now. Thank you
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Ahhh thanks for clearing that up! I was interpreting the 10 day thing the other way but this makes so much more sense.
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Does anyone know how many days in advance do they assign rooms??
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Does anyone know how many days in advance do they assign rooms??
I believe 5 days in advance.
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We will be going to Disney next fall, staying at the grand Floridian ( club level theme park view) we are going to celebrate my daughters high school graduation AND to treat our other 15 year old daughter to some happiness as she was recently diagnosed with T1D.
Anybody know if they will/ can do anything extra special for my girls? And if do, what?
We have stayed GF CL main building and loved it. Would still stay there but we out grew the standard rooms. Here are my experiences:

GF CL - Fathers Day - I requested a white chocolate Mickey Mouse be in the room when we arrived. It was about 4" tall with gold accents, and "happy father's day". They did not charge me for it.

Second GF CL - I did not request anything, however, when we checked in there were Disney stuffed animals on the beds for the 4 kiddos. (I was not charged for them)

WL CL - We had reservations at O'hana's for the character breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. Without kiddos knowing, I brought a stuffed Stitch from home. After we arrived, I requested from the CL cast members to help me surprise the kiddos. The morning we had breakfast with Lilo and Stitch, they staged Stitch reeking havoc in our room. They did a really cute job. When we arrived back at our room, Stitch (the stuffed animal I brought) was sitting on the bed and toilet paper was every where. They draped it all over the room and next to Stitch was an 8x10 signed photo of Lilo and Stitch (this was an extra that I did not bring or ask them to do). The kids got a big kick out of it.

Second WL CL - DD's sweet 16 - After arriving, I asked the cast members to order a cake to be delivered to our room. I asked for 3 things for the cake 1)chocolate 2) Tinker Bell 3) under $50. In the afternoon of her birthday, we returned to our room. The cake was on the table with plates, napkins, and forks. They had also put several milks in the fridge for the kiddos. The cake was delish and adorable and $42.

CR CL - I had no special requests and we did not receive any extras.

The CL cast members are at liberty to do small gestures like the stuffed animals when we stayed at the GF. But it is at their discretion. If you have any requests, it's worth asking. I have read that they will do purchasing from theme park stores prior to your arrival if you give them a credit card number.

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